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    • jckfm
    • By jckfm 16th Oct 16, 3:32 PM
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    Whiplash - genuine! What to do?
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    • 16th Oct 16, 3:32 PM
    Whiplash - genuine! What to do? 16th Oct 16 at 3:32 PM
    I have genuine whiplash after a minor accident last week - I'm not sure on what process I need to go through to claim?
    Advice anyone?
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    • ellay864
    • By ellay864 16th Oct 16, 3:51 PM
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    Who are you claiming against? If it was a car accident and the other driver at fault then your insurance can act against theirs. Was somebody else in some way responsible?
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    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 16th Oct 16, 4:57 PM
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    First point of call is your GP. (If you are claiming,Your insurers will ask you for a GP Report).

    Then depending on the severity of your injuries your GP will instigate a course of treatment, usually Physio. If you are suffering from headaches your GP might want to organise an MRI scan to rule out head trauma.

    I had a crash in July, fortunately no head trauma but severe neck And shoulder pain and headaches. I am having a course of Physio treatments, my insurance is covering the bill.

    It's slow progress though, still in pain three months later.
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    • By dacouch 16th Oct 16, 5:04 PM
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    If you contact a "No win no fee" solicitor they will normally deduct 25% of your compensation.

    If you have Motor Insurance with Legal Cover, they should take on the case with no deduction of your compensation (Assuming motor accident).

    Alternatively, if you are a member of a union or say the Civil Servants drivers club, they will normally take on the case with no deduction from your compensation
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